Adult primary care is made up of generalized medical practices such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, and other common health conditions. Preventative care is also included in this type of practice. One of the goals of primary care is preventing serious illness through screenings and annual wellness checks that allow the doctor to evaluate the patient's overall health. Health care screenings include mammograms, prostate exams, and blood glucose tests. Primary care physicians are able to diagnose and treat many different types of health conditions that affect adults of all ages.
Obesity is a health condition that can cause several different health problems throughout the body. A person who is extremely overweight puts excessive strain on the heart making it harder for the organ to pump blood through the body. This raises a person's blood pressure making it more difficult for the blood to carry the oxygen and nutrients the body needs to function efficiently. Obesity can also be hard on the joints, putting excessive pressure on them as the person walks or moves. Being overweight can also cause the body's blood sugar levels to fluctuate causing metabolic imbalances and diabetes.
Healthy lifestyle habits keep the body functioning efficiently. Eating a nutritious diet provides the body with the nutrients it needs to remain in balance. With the right diet, the body has the fuel it needs to exercise. Exercise strengthens all aspects of the body, including the heart, lungs, and mind. When the body functions at its best, the immune system is better able to fight off illnesses and disease that can further cause damage to the body. Creating healthy lifestyle habits at an early age lays the foundation for good health that will last a lifetime. An adult primary care physician can help point out areas in which a person can improve their health by making subtle changes.
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